What rigs/mounts are you using? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 27th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London, England
Posts: 183
What rigs/mounts are you using?

What is everyone using for support (if at all)? I've looked at the Zacuto rigs and noted how expensive they are but is it a false economy to spend money on cheaper companies like InidiSystem which are considerable cheaper:

indiSYSTEM - indiRAILSpro DSLR sm

I'm not really looking to build my own at the moment so all thoughts on the various pre-made rigs most appreciated :)
Tim Davison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #2
Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,449
The Indisystem gets pretty good reviews; I have a friend who has their new one and he likes it. I have a Cavision system, just the rods support, shoulder brace and handles--don't have follow focus yet. B&H carries Cavision, or you can go to their site and check out everything. At the time B&H had all the parts but not the configuration I wanted, so I just put it together with the Cavision part numbers, which match B&H. I think the package was just over $350 (USD).

I also have a markwatkins.com (it may be marksphototools.com now) bracket and handle, with two cold shoe mounts and hotshoe-to-1/4" ball adapters. And my viewer is the IDCPhotography.com Hoodman modification. Hoodman has their own system of attachment now that's pretty cool--a device that goes over the top instead of a bolt-on-from-below plate.
Bill Pryor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 431
I have the indisystems rack and it rocks! Does everything I need for a price I could afford. Just a personal note for you. In shopping for my rig I fell in the trap of lookin for the biggest and baddest rack I could find. After shooting with it I found that the secret is to have the least amount of gear possible(those suckers get heavy after a while). So in purchasing your rig be sure you have the option to scale it to your needs).
__________________
"Get Er Done!!!"
G. Lee Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London, England
Posts: 183
Did you purchase any follow focus or other attachments to go with the basic rig?
Tim Davison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 431
I purchsed a d-Focus FF. Not "cinema quality", but perfect for my indie needs. And they are such a hot commodity right now I can easily sell it if I choose to upgrade. I also purchased an extension arm so I can mount a lilliput monitor. Chose the lilliput instead of going with the Zacuto.
__________________
"Get Er Done!!!"
G. Lee Gordon is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:28 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network